Aphasia & Hypnosis

Effects of hypnosis and imagery training on naming behavior in aphasia

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Cynthia K.ThompsonHoward R.HallCecile E.Sison https://doi.org/10.1016/0093-934X(86)90097-0 Abstract The effects of hypnosis and imagery training on the naming behavior of three subjects with Broca's aphasia were investigated using a multiple baseline design across subjects. Treatment consisted of the induction of hypnosis, followed by guided imagery focused on the physical and functional attributes of stimulus objects. Measures of naming ability on both trained and untrained items were taken at baseline, after every training session, and a few hours after training each day. Measures were also taken of imagery ability, hypnotic susceptibility, and psychological state. Results indicated that treatment facilitated improvement in naming ability,...

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